Kalamata is unique to Greece as it generates some of the finest extra virgin olive oil in the world primarily from one type of olive; the regal, smaller variety of olive known by its botanical name “Koroneiki”. Koroneiki variety is considered among specialists, the king of oil producing olive trees.The olives are harvested when they are still green in order to ensure the title of “early picked” or “green” olive oils and are mainly present in the south Peloponnese and in some areas of Crete.
What sets the Koroneiki apart when referring to the seed and the olive oil produced is the unique method of farming. What it lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality. These olives yield approximately 6 to 7 litres of the best olive oil which is golden-green in colour and is highly acclaimed for its fruity and fresh flavour.